Artist verifiedJonathan Taylor

"America's Leading Classical Guitarist" -Philadelphia Inquirer

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Jonathan Taylor


Jonathan Taylor Guitar Reviews from around the World “Taylor has brought a new aura of excitement to the concert stage. He is widely acclaimed by audiences, conductors and critics as one of the most fiery and charismatic guitarists of our time" -Manila Bulletin/Philippines " Larger-than-life"  -Stereo Review  "One of the best American guitarists, recitalist and teacher of today." -Het Laaste Neiuws Brussels Belgium. "A Master in his field" -Barbados Advocate   A California native Mr. Taylor represented the United States as an American Cultural Specialist in South America and the Caribbean sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts (Arts America program)  He has performed sold-out concerts for such luminaries as UN delegates American Ambassadors and foreign heads of State.  During his formative years in the 1970s and 80sTaylor studied music at Chapman University on full Presidential scholarship and was head of the music department at the Newport Institute of the Arts in Southern California. He studied privately for years at the home of the great virtuoso Pepe Romero and was also was a private student of Frederick Noad whose PBS series was a staple of American life. Noad was a founding member of the Guitar Foundation of America and authored the classic book "Solo Guitar Playing" "Jonathan Taylor has the will and ability to become a major musical figure" Frederick Noad (1981) Taylor also achieved distinction in Master Classes with the great American Virtuoso Christopher Parkening in 1979 "An Exceptional young guitarist" -Christopher Parkening Taylor has had a long and distinguished career. He is known for his virtuosity and unique transcriptions and adding materially to the guitars repertoire. Mr. Taylor performed extensively for years throughout Europe, North and South America and Asia.. Mr. Taylor was a ground breaker and saw the digital age coming He was one of the 1st artists to record digitally back in the early 1990's. He set about creating a Catalog (over 300 Tracks) that have few if any equals. The Beatles have recorded less material than Mr. Taylor. His music is streaming Worldwide on ITunes, Spotify, Pandora, Amazon Music, Sirius Radio and most streaming services everywhere. If you type Jonathan Taylor guitar into Google you will find him. When not touring Mr. Taylor resides in Huntington Beach California